E3 Sudan Story


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The story of e3 Partners' work in Sudan up 'til 2008.

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E3 Sudan Story

  1. 1. Sudan <ul><li>The story of e3 in Sudan </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>What the Lord has done </li></ul><ul><li>The vision for the future </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Timeline
  4. 4. <ul><li>Joseph Oyuki introduces us to David Kaya </li></ul>As an EvangeCube Trainer
  5. 5. <ul><li>Nathan Sheets leads the first e3 team to Yei. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>God calls Mike to Sudan while in Rwanda </li></ul><ul><li>We take an exploratory trip to Rumbek. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>We apply the e3 “model” </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Normally, the model produces growth like the chart below—normally … </li></ul><ul><li>Find and equip trainers ... and grow </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>We pursue the model through Leadership Development Conferences </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>We have some success with this model, which remains our core mission. </li></ul>2006 Nationals Mobilized Gospel Presentations Professions of Faith Church Plants 1,801 17,316 3,310 53
  11. 11. <ul><li>But! </li></ul><ul><li>God impresses on our hearts a passage from James </li></ul>
  12. 15. A missionary suggests we work with the unreached Toposa in Kapoeta.
  13. 16. On the way, we stop in Lietnom, exploring a potential partnership.
  14. 18. <ul><li>All this time, we have been assessing, learning, asking God to teach us and guide us </li></ul>
  15. 19. <ul><li>A very big light came on for us. </li></ul>
  16. 20. <ul><li>What Sudan lacks most ... </li></ul>
  17. 21. <ul><li>is leaders </li></ul>
  18. 22. <ul><li>The model lacks reproducibility without leaders </li></ul>
  19. 23. <ul><li>The war took the leaders </li></ul>
  20. 24. <ul><li>We find boys/young men with a heart to serve </li></ul>
  21. 25. <ul><li>Or leaders with compromised integrity </li></ul>
  22. 26. <ul><li>Both require extensive training and discipleship </li></ul>This man does not have integrity issues!
  23. 27. <ul><li>We continued to explore and learn. </li></ul><ul><li>The February 2007 trip: </li></ul><ul><li>Kapoeta </li></ul><ul><li>Chukudum </li></ul><ul><li>Kajo Kejo </li></ul><ul><li>Rumbek </li></ul><ul><li>Akot </li></ul>
  24. 28. <ul><li>Our assessment on this trip confirmed three more learnings: </li></ul>
  25. 32. Let’s Review <ul><li>The traditional e3 model only works in a minority of places in Sudan. </li></ul><ul><li>The physical needs are overwhelming and demand a response. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a dearth of leaders </li></ul><ul><li>There’s poor infrastructure to move and communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>The UN and NGOs have driven up the costs of everything. </li></ul>
  26. 33. <ul><li>This is not an option </li></ul>
  27. 34. <ul><li>God specializes in long odds </li></ul>
  28. 35. <ul><li>Gideon choosing his soldiers </li></ul>
  29. 36. <ul><li>David </li></ul>
  30. 37. <ul><li>12 Guys </li></ul>
  31. 38. <ul><li>Our response to the most pressing issue: Leaders </li></ul>Start a Bible School. Build Leaders from scratch.
  32. 39. <ul><li>Our gestation period slows </li></ul>
  33. 40. <ul><li>Train them theologically with Bible Training Center for Pastor’s (BTCP) Material </li></ul>
  34. 41. And with skills
  35. 42. <ul><li>Skills </li></ul>Carpentry
  36. 43. <ul><li>Over 50 students have begun the Bible School to date </li></ul>
  37. 44. <ul><li>It takes them two years to complete the program </li></ul><ul><li>3 months of classes and practicum </li></ul><ul><li>3 months of on the field application at home </li></ul>
  38. 45. <ul><li>While we invest in the school for long-term leaders, we still apply the model </li></ul>
  39. 46. <ul><li>And we still work leveraging opportunities </li></ul>African Inland Church (AIC) 100+ churches
  40. 48. <ul><li>Billy White </li></ul>
  41. 49. <ul><li>2007 </li></ul>Six Church-planting Trainings Leaders Trained Gospel Presentations Professions of Faith Church Plants 892 10,896 3,115 14
  42. 50. <ul><li>Two Medical Trips </li></ul>
  43. 52. <ul><li>Self-sustaining Projects </li></ul>
  44. 53. <ul><li>Four Church Partnerships </li></ul>Hyde Park Baptist Prestonwood Virginia Beach Community Chapel Trinity Chapel
  45. 54. <ul><li>Sudan Consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Over 65 </li></ul><ul><li>Churches </li></ul><ul><li>Ministries </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals </li></ul><ul><li>NGOs </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors </li></ul>
  46. 55. <ul><li>2008 and Beyond </li></ul>
  47. 56. <ul><li>The Vision remains to Equip Leaders </li></ul>
  48. 57. <ul><li>Indigenous Missionaries – </li></ul><ul><li>We sent out our first five (one not pictured here.) </li></ul>
  49. 58. <ul><li>Medical </li></ul>
  50. 59. <ul><li>Self-sustaining Projects </li></ul>
  51. 60. <ul><li>The Church Strengthener-This lorry will take mature believers to the church-plant sites for encouragement, discipleship, training, and strengthening. </li></ul>
  52. 61. <ul><li>Develop Our Regional Leaders </li></ul>
  53. 62. <ul><li>Unleash Our Campaigners </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term workers/Interns </li></ul>
  54. 63. <ul><li>Children In Christ – A wonderful partner. </li></ul>
  55. 64. <ul><li>Raise up a U.S. Team </li></ul>
  56. 65. Continue to: <ul><li>Leverage existing networks </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate U.S. Church Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Partner with existing ministries </li></ul>
  57. 66. Big Vision <ul><li>Bible School becomes accredited Seminary </li></ul><ul><li>Start a second, third Bible School </li></ul><ul><li>Fund more indigenous missionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Open the North/Darfur </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic humanitarian projects (repatriation) </li></ul>
  58. 67. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.